Early Childhood News

Outdoor Activities for Kids

Looking for ways to engage your children in the exploration of the outdoors? PBS KIDS Parents suggest ways to explore and enjoy nature while visiting a park. Ideas include:

  • Encourage your children to watch for wildlife. There is often wildlife at parks including birds, bugs and sometimes larger friends. Children can log the wildlife they see into a notebook, create drawings or take photos.
  • Walk. Before or after dinner, take some time to walk together as a family. Discuss what happened during the day while getting a little exercise.
  • Start a rock collection. Collect all different shapes and sizes, colors and surfaces. Another great way to bring a bit of the outdoors home with you.

Take a look at the list on PBS KIDS Parents for more ideas.